The Brandywine Republican Committee named Weldin Park resident Tom Kovach as its candidate in the 6th District Monday night. He will run against Democrat Michael Migliore in a Special Election to be held on Saturday, Dec. 20.


The Brandywine Republican Committee named Weldin Park resident Tom Kovach as its candidate in the 6th District Monday night. He will run against Democrat Michael Migliore in a Special Election to be held on Saturday, Dec. 20.

Kovach, a 1987 graduate of Brandywine High School and 1992 University of Delaware grad, is a Director at Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze. Kovach and his wife of 15 years, Sandi, have two daughters, 11 and 10, and a son, 5. A former environmental enforcement officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kovach now practices commercial litigation, concentrating in areas of environmental and administrative law.

“I will be an independent voice representing the people of the 6th District.” Kovach said. “Our state desperately needs creative ideas to get our economy back on track, fix our schools, and protect our environment. I look forward to making a positive difference in Dover and fighting for what is right for the citizens of Delaware.”

Active in his community, Kovach is an Eagle Scout, and former assistant Scoutmaster in Brandywine Hundred. For the past five years, Kovach has coached youth soccer for the Concord Soccer Association and, has advised Delaware High Schools in their Mock Trial program for a decade. He is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association, a member of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the Committee of 100, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Brownfields Advisory Committee.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve," he said. "If elected, I’ll work every day to be responsive to the needs and to be worthy of the trust the voters in the 6th District have placed in me.”

Kovach and his team of cross-party volunteers intend to campaign intensely throughout the district leading up to the Dec. 20 election, precipitated by the resignation of Rep. Diana McWilliams.